IT HAPPENED AGAIN: This is what Mario Murillo states in is article loathing the fact that “millions of Spirit-filled Christians voted for the Democratic party.” Oh no! We are going to reap God’s judgment now! The silliness of the Evangelical church does not stop! Murillo is one of its clowns leading a three ring circus of fear. I want break down his article; but first I want to let you know why I am writing this. I am not against Murillo; I am against the division this type of rhetoric creates. Basically it is implied that Republicans are the party of God and Democrats the party of Satan. Of course it is the same issue, abortion; and well add in some sex to spice it up. Evangelicals seem to be more fascinated with sex than a teenager.
I am not accusing Murillo of being a racist as he assumes some people may think; I truly understand why he believes the way he does. I can understand this type of Christianity because I once possessed similar theology. Murillo is disappointed in the African American church in which he claims 90% voted for the Democratic Party. I am sure he used sound research to come up with that statistic. Before that statement he seems offended by a quote which states “White men are the biggest terror threat.” Well it is true. The white race has caused more terrorism in the United States than any other to date. He writes in horror that “We are left with the inescapable conclusion that born-again and Spirit-filled Christians in large numbers voted for the Democratic Party.” Oh no! Not the Democratic Party! The Party that desires to expand healthcare, raise the minimum wage, protect the rights of minorities, and just be nice people to each other. We do not need to change religious beliefs Murillo, we need to get our hermeneutics correct; or at least try. I think love would fall into a good category to start.
But of course I hate the babies because I support democrats; how can I be a Christian and vote pro-? Life, death, I do not know; can we just stop! We could be more of a church if we decided to let go of our theological egos. Can we ever admit that even the most adept theologian cannot explain “clearly” verses in the Bible? As ministers we try by God’s grace. Claiming absolute knowledge is lying to the people who trust us.
Murillo claims that, “A vote is not a statement just of what you are against but also what you are for.” Well if that was the case we never would vote. We cannot be for and or against everything a politician or a Party is for. His claim makes no sense. And here we go Psalms 138:13 we can spin verses however you want, let me assure you none of them are clear. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” The Psalmist seems to be expounding on his desire to be in God’s presence from beginning to end, to be delighted in the Lord, to allow the Lord to search him and be united to him. I really do not think that David understood biology or medical science very well. But maybe; who knows? Regardless I am not a fan of abortion; who is? It is a serious event in a woman’s life that can be forever life altering. As a Christian I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion, and I would never judge a woman who has. It is not my place, my places to love not legislate morality. We do not know what put that woman in that place. We cannot understand her pain. Further if you want to play by Murillo’s rules by voting Republican you are voting to keep in place policies that create catalyst for abortions. Poverty being a major catalyst; but who cares about the poor as Jesus said, “They will always be with us.” See, I can spin verses like records.
Murillo states, “Have you ever wondered why Planned Parenthood fights so hard to convince a fetus is not a person? Even they know, if a fetus is indeed a person abortion is taking a human life.” No, Mario I did not, and you did not give us your opinion either. I am assuming because you think that Planned Parenthood is some demonic entity that is bent on killing as many unborn babies as possible. I am sure you think that they have a production goal that they must reach. You, and Evangelicals like you are what is dividing the church. I can agree with you on some points. I do not think that abortions should be celebrated, life is precious; all life. We do not however know when a fetus is ensouled. We don’t and we probably never will. To believe, at the time of conception is just a guess.
You state that some Democrats believe that the Bible can be hateful. Yes, it can be hateful. The KKK, the Confederate Army, and slave owners defended their actions with Bible verses. You say that we should not leave Jesus out of the voting booth, I agree. The fact is the majority of the Republicans platforms are anti-Christ. You are right, we are seeing damage done by Christians the problem is it is coming from you; not the people you are pointing fingers at.
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